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Taking the train from Brussels to Berlin

Because nothing follows fries better than a cool beer, this route from Brussels to Berlin should be top of the list for everyone from foodies to art-lovers. Travelling by Thalys and Deutsche Bahn trains (modern, comfy, and very cool) you’ll head through Belgium and over the border to Germany. The journey takes 6.5 hours, so sit back and enjoy the view, all while knowing you’re taking a greener, and far less stressful route to the German capital.

Hop on your train to Berlin, where the open and green spaces of Brussels are replaced with more urban vibes. Berlin is the capital of German cool and you’re sure to notice it from the moment you arrive. Survey your new city from the dizzying heights of TV Tower or explore every second of its history at Museum Island, an urban island that has everything a culture vulture could ever want. If you’ve still got a craving for something sweet, this is the home of the Berliner aka delicious doughnuts. All aboard the train to adventure, start with our journey information and FAQs below!

Brussels to Berlin by train

It takes an average of 9h 15m to travel from Brussels to Berlin by train, over a distance of around 404 miles (650 km). There are normally 28 trains per day travelling from Brussels to Berlin and tickets for this journey start from €29.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 6h 44m
Price€29.90 - €405.40
Distance404 miles (650 km)
Frequency28 trains per day
Departure stationBrussels
Arrival stationBerlin
Changes1 change
Train and bus operators

Brussels to Berlin train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brussels to Berlin for Tuesday 2nd Jun 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
06:33 Bruxelles-Nord13:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 11 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 32m, 1 change
07:06 Bruxelles-Nord15:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 505 SNCB Get tickets7h 59m, 3 changes
07:11 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem15:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 9691 SNCB Get tickets7h 54m, 5 changes
08:06 Bruxelles-Nord16:10 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 506 SNCB Get tickets8h 04m, 3 changes
10:34 Bruxelles-Nord17:06 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 15 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 32m, 1 change
10:41 Brussels-Airport-Zaventem19:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 2631 SNCB Get tickets8h 24m, 2 changes
11:08 Bruxelles-Nord19:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 509 SNCB Get tickets7h 57m, 3 changes
12:08 Bruxelles-Nord20:10 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 510 SNCB Get tickets8h 02m, 3 changes
14:34 Bruxelles-Nord21:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)ICE 17 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 31m, 1 change
15:08 Bruxelles-Nord23:05 Berlin Hbf (tief)Intercity 513 SNCB Get tickets7h 57m, 3 changes

Cheap train tickets from Brussels to Berlin

Train tickets from Brussels to Berlin start at €29.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €180.76.
lowest price found
from29.90
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price128.77
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price139.93
on the day
avg. single price180.76

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Brussels to Berlin by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brussels to Berlin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brussels to Berlin take?

The average journey time by train between Brussels and Berlin is 9 hours and 15 minutes, with around 28 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brussels and Berlin by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brussels to Berlin is 6 hours and 44 minutes.

How much does the train from Brussels to Berlin cost?

Train tickets from Brussels to Berlin can start from as little as €29.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brussels to Berlin?

No, there are no direct train services from Brussels to Berlin. Travelling from Brussels to Berlin by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Brussels to Berlin leave?

The first train from Brussels to Berlin leaves at 06:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brussels to Berlin leave?

The last train from Brussels to Berlin leaves at 23:08. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brussels and Berlin by train?

Trains travelling from Brussels to Berlin cover a distance of around 404 miles (650 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Berlin to Brussels. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brussels to Berlin.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Brussels to Berlin for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/06/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/04/2019 for travel on 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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